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Tales of the Wizard of Oz

★★★★½

Tales of the Wizard of Oz Videocraft Productions of New York (later known as Rankin/Bass) used facilities at Crawley Studios in Canada to produce 130 five-minute color episodes of the Tales of the Wizard of Oz. Crawley recruited a large number of animators to turn out the Tales of The Wizard of Oz series. In fact, it was the first large-scale animation production to be attempted ...

Original Airdates1962
TypeSeries

Teen Dance Party

★★★★

Teen Dance Party Teen Dance Party was a local Winnipeg teen dance show which showcased local bands. The weekly Saturday afternoon program was produced by CJAY-TV and was hosted by Bob Burns.

Original Airdates1961-1968
TypeSeries

Teen Time

★★★★★

Teen Time Teen Time was a local program from CHCT in Calgary originally emceed by 19-year-old showman Ken Fobes. On the program, youngsters discussed clothes, vocational guidance, and such serious problems as "Should teachers give less homework?" The show also featured music and dancing. According to production manager Barry Gordon, this was the first teen progra ...

Original Airdates1957-?
TypeSeries

Telestory Time

★★★★★

Telestory Time was a CBC program for children, with stories sang by Pat Patterson and illustrated by George Feyer, cartoonist. Musical background was provided by Doris Ord on the organ.

Original Airdates1953-1954
TypeSeries

Test Pattern

★★★★½

Test Pattern Test Pattern was a MuchMusic game show in which contestants threw a fake brick at a tic-tac-toe style board revealing different challenges. Several prize items were awarded, with the grand prize being the official Test Pattern Two-Slice Toaster. The show also featured Canadian musicians who were prominent in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Sidney M. ...

Original Airdates1989-1991
TypeSeries

Tidewater Tramp

★★★½

A half-hour dramatic series for young viewers, Tidewater Tramp originated at CBC Vancouver, and told stories of the Flying Kestrel, a tramp steamer that sailed the Inland Passage of British Columbia and up to the Alaska Panhandle to carry cargo to remote port settlements. The skipper was Captain Martin, a widower whose crew included his twelve year old ...

Original Airdates1959-1962
TypeSeries

Time of Your Life

★★★★★

Time of Your Life was a CBC-TV children's series which included films, original drama, music, dance, and comedy. The first season also included four Youth Concerts hosted by composer Harry Somers. Beginning in the second season, host Peter Kastner presided over the hour-long sessions at The Place, where kids had fun doing things: they danced, sang, d ...

AkaYouth Concert
Original Airdates1963-1965
TypeSeries

Try Out

Over the summer of 1975, the CBC presented pilots for children's shows from across the country, before deciding what to include in the regular broadcast schedule. Two originated in Vancouver, two in Edmonton, and one each from Halifax and Ottawa.

Original Airdates1975
TypeSeries

Uh-Oh!

★★★½

Uh-Oh! Hosted by Wink Yahoo (Scott Yaphe), this game show involves children teams of 2. One spins the wheel and the other one stands ready to begin a task. If the wheel lands on Mayhem, the second child goes over to Smashin' Sam and Tearin' Aaron to complete a task (usually messy) for a maximum 50 points. The other parts of the wheel have things like quiz roun ...

Original Airdates1997-2003
TypeSeries

Vid Kids

★★★

Vid Kids Vid Kids was a lively half-hour show featuring original and well-known songs ranging from the '60s to the '80s, each presented in music-video form in a wide range of styles and settings. The Vid Kids themselves, aged from 7 to 14, appeared throughout each show to sing, dance and act out the lyrics of the songs, bringing youthful high energy to the s ...

Original Airdates1985-1987
TypeSeries

Whistletown

A half-hour CBC show for kids, Whistle Town divided its attentions between a toy shop and a fire hall in a very small town. Danny and Foster his puppet friend visited Mr. Bean, who owned the toy shop, on Tuesdays, and the fire hall on Thursdays. The show included little dramas, as well as cartoons, newsreels, and musical numbers by Jean Cavall and Ed Mc ...

Original Airdates1958-1959
TypeSeries

Why Is It So?

★★★★★

Why Is It So? Why Is It So?, from Vancouver, was a science series devoted to the exploits of a physicist and friend, Professor Julius Sumner Miller and co-host Robert Quintrell. Professor Julius Sumner Miller was later featured on another series by the same title on ABC-TV in Australia, airing there from 1963 to 1986, as well as being featured on the Professor se ...

Original Airdates1960
TypeSeries

Willy and Floyd

★★★★½

Willy and Floyd Willy & Floyd featured wise Uncle Willy (Bill Luxton) and his buck-toothed nephew, Floyd (Les Lye) in a show full of slapstick, puppets and gags. Willy and Floyd was originally just a wrap-around for a Saturday morning cartoon series, but it soon expanded to a full half-hour show. It originated at CJOH in Ottawa and was eventually syndicated across Cana ...

AkaWilly & Floyd; Willy & Floyd Arms
Original Airdates1966-1988
TypeSeries

With Georgia

★★★★★

With  Georgia In Lethbridge, AB, Mrs. Georgia Fooks took time out from her own family of three girls, to arrange, produce, and emcee CJLH-TV's children's show, With Georgia. In 1957, more than 600 children took part in the 15-minute, thrice weekly show, which featured acts by talented under-12-year-olds, children's quiz and panel shows, story telling sessions, and g ...

Original Airdates1957
TypeSeries

Yes You Can

★★★★★

Yes You Can Yes You Can was a fast-paced children's show of music, humour, exercise, sports information, athlete profiles, coaching tips, fitness and nutrition advice for the 8 to 12-year-old crowd. Kevin Gillis was joined during this half-hour by Tammy Bourne and Trevor Bruneau, who weekly received instruction from such sports greats as Debbie Brille, Wayne Gretzk ...

Original Airdates1980-1983
TypeSeries

You Can't Do That on Television

★★★★½

You Can't Do That on Television You Can't Do That on Television (YCDTOTV) was a children's television program produced from 1979 until 1990, with a reunion episode in 2004. It primarily featured child actors in a sketch comedy format, acting out short scenes based on a theme that served as the topic for the episode. Connecting scenes based on the theme would often serve to create a st ...

AkaYCDTOTV; Whatever Turns You On
Original Airdates1979-1990
TypeSeries

Young Chefs, The

★★★★½

Jehane Benoit of Quebec who had already been teaching people about the joys of food preparation for 45 years turned her attention to beginners on The Young Chefs. Eager young apprentices on the program were Karim Kovacevich and Lisa Schwartz, both of Montreal. Each program was built around a specific subject and began with a nature study.

Original Airdates1976-1982
TypeSeries

Your World

This series of fifteen minute programs, produced by Earl Barnholder, was presented on Canadian School Telecasts. Targeted for students ages twelve to fifteen, on it Lloyd Robertson discussed significant events, illustrated with newsfilm. Another series of school broadcasts, produced by Rena Elmer of the Schools and Youth Department, used the same tit ...

Original Airdates1965-1969
TypeSeries

Zardip's Search for Healthy Wellness

★★★★

Zardip, a friendly alien, is sent to Earth by Highship, his overlord, to find the secret of good health. Disguised as an earthling, Zardip joins the Hideaway Health Club, where he learns about the structure of human beings and the importance of good health practices.

AkaZardip's Quest
Original Airdates1988
TypeSeries

Zig Zag

★★★★½

Zig Zag Zig Zag was a children's series produced by BCTV in Vancouver. The show went on to take several different formats and hosts, but probably the most popular version was hosted by Bill Reiter and Rick Ducommun who played Biff and Bart respectively. Biff and Bart were previously only seen a few minutes per episode (hidden among the segments hosted by Terry ...

Original Airdates1979-1987
TypeSeries

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